Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The winner is...

Barb from "Barb's Heartstrokes! Micro Mini Annie is headed west to her new home in Riverton, Utah. Thanks to all who joined my February Give-Away...this is so much fun! Check out raggedy "Andy O'Toole" my March give-away and enter to win.

Darlene xxoo

Monday, February 27, 2012

March Give-Away...

Well I spent Sunday finishing my March Give-Away and I have to admit he is really cute!!! Introducing raggedy "Andy O'Toole."I found a pattern "Raggedy Babies" (from Hanging by a Thread by Connie's Calicos,Too) and adapted it into one wee handsome fellow (12" tall) with his shamrocks on display for all to see. Hopefully you will join my blog and enter to win this guy who just might bring you some luck.

Here's how to enter...

Be a follower on my blog and leave a comment on this post saying you would like to be entered. If you don't have a blog...please leave an email address so I can contact you if you should win.

If you would like to post this give-away on your blog you can earn an extra please let me know in your comment so I can give you your extra entry.

There's still time to enter the February Give-Away...the January winner (Lois) entered the night before the you have until Wednesday, February 29th. I won't draw until around 8:00 pm.

Good Luck...Darlene xxoo

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beginning of a Sad Day...Brightened!

When I woke up this morning, my thoughts were on my beloved brother Jesse "Raye." Today is the one year anniversary of his passing to a better place. I miss seeing his handsome face and hearing his beautiful voice. Although, he was 9 years older than myself he "got me." We could talk about anything with neither of us judging the other. Even though we were apart for 20 years, when we reconnected in the late 90's it was as if we were never separated. Rest in peace brother until we are together once again!

To cheer me up one of my "besties" talked me into going to a wool class at a local quilt shop (Cinnamon's). We had a blast learning stuff about stitching with wool and even made a "Wooly Jar." We had lunch together and laughed and I will have to admit I even teared up at times. It was great getting to spend the day with her as we don't get to visit together as often as we would like. She lives in Gainesville, FL and we have decided we will have to make the time to see each never know when that time will be gone. Thanks to my "bestie" really brightened up my day!

Darlene xxoo

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Micro Minis' New Home!

Well the girls have found a new home! The micro mini Annies are leaving tomorrow for California. Thanks Bridgid for giving them a home. I guess I need to get busy and stitch up a couple more. Don't forget the drawing for their sister will be in 6 days....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Well I finished the micro mini Annies for my Etsy site! I made them from a pattern by Shawnette Imseeingraggedies and they are so cute.  Don't forget I am giving one away on February 29th so sign up for my give-away if you haven't they are.

If you look closely in the background you see the legs of my March give-away!

Darlene xxoo

Monday, February 20, 2012

What New Year's Resolution?

Well so much for my New Year's resolution to finish a project before starting ADD has won out! This weekend I worked on pins (winter, Christmas, teacher) and my snowman Christmas balls that were a hit last year at "Christmas in the South." I purchased quite a few...okay a bunch of Christmas tree balls and thought I better get started on them again. They were made from a pattern by Laura Narveson (Adeline's) and turn out so cute! The pins are from a 1997 pattern by Karen Sippel (Karen's Kraftwear) and are made from covered buttons. I just love pins...they can make quite a statement!

I'm continuing to work on the two micro mini Annie ornies by Shawnette Imseeingraggedies for my the clothes and dress them and they will be done. However, my mind is already wandering to my March give-away. The body is traced and ready to be stitched. Sneak peek below...
Come back soon to see which wins...ADD or the projects!

Darlene xxoo

Fallen Hero

Such a sad day here in Clay County Florida. We have lost a hero in our community, Detective David White, from the Clay County Sheriff's Office. He was the first officer killed in 99 years in the line of duty in our county and was laid to rest today. Last week his team tried to gain entry into a suspected meth house and was fatally shot and his partner wounded. This really hits home as my son is a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office in Palatka, FL. I try really hard not to take for granted every minute I get to spend with him and never part without each saying "I Love You." Please pray for his family...parents, wife, daughter (4years) and son (5 months) in the difficult days they have endured and are yet to come. To all those in law careful & come home safely to your loved ones. To Detective White...godspeed...heaven needed another hero.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

What a wonderful day....dinner, flowers & card from hubby, phone call with each of my terrific sons, a visit with both of my parents and many cards and love gifts from my "fabulous" first grade class. What more could a girl want? Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Give-Away...Drawing on Feb. 29th!

Here is my February give-away. She is a cute little micro mini Annie ornie from a pattern by Shawnette Imseeingraggedies. I love this pattern and I wanted to share some love xxoo with one of my new friends! As you can see I have a couple more started in the background to list on my Etsy but the first will go free to a new home. If you are interested in winning are the rules...

Be a follower on my blog and leave a comment on this post saying you would like to be entered. If you don't have a blog...please leave an email address so I can contact you if you should win.

If you would like to post this give-away on your blog you can earn an extra please let me know so I can give you your extra entry.

Darlene xxoo